New York City man falls through sidewalk sinkhole into pit of rats

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Well, if you didnt think New York was a rat hole, now you know.



A Bronx man wound up in the hospital Saturday after the concrete collapsed beneath his feet, sending him tumbling into a decrepit basement -- where he encountered a mischief of rats, according to local reports.
He was waiting at a bus stop in the Belmont neighborhood when video shows the ground giving out beneath him, sending him tumbling between 12 and 15 feet underground.
NBC New York identified the victim as 33-year-old Leonard Shoulders.
“He was just standing and the sidewalk just -- It was like a suction,” his mother, Cindy White, told the station. “Like a sinkhole. He just went down.”
Then it got worse.
White told the outlet her son was afraid to call for help because he didn’t want to open his mouth around the rush of rats below. But bystanders could see him and alerted authorities.


Rescuers removed him from the pit about 30 minutes later, and he was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital across the street, where he was stable, according to CBS New York.
His brother, Greg White, told the New York Daily News that the injuries included a broken arm, broken leg and a scraped face.
The paper also published a photo of the hole that shows just a couple of inches of concrete above a dark, empty space with no visible support.

So it is true; New York SUCKS
 

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Well, if you didnt think New York was a rat hole, now you know.



A Bronx man wound up in the hospital Saturday after the concrete collapsed beneath his feet, sending him tumbling into a decrepit basement -- where he encountered a mischief of rats, according to local reports.
He was waiting at a bus stop in the Belmont neighborhood when video shows the ground giving out beneath him, sending him tumbling between 12 and 15 feet underground.
NBC New York identified the victim as 33-year-old Leonard Shoulders.
“He was just standing and the sidewalk just -- It was like a suction,” his mother, Cindy White, told the station. “Like a sinkhole. He just went down.”
Then it got worse.
White told the outlet her son was afraid to call for help because he didn’t want to open his mouth around the rush of rats below. But bystanders could see him and alerted authorities.


Rescuers removed him from the pit about 30 minutes later, and he was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital across the street, where he was stable, according to CBS New York.
His brother, Greg White, told the New York Daily News that the injuries included a broken arm, broken leg and a scraped face.
The paper also published a photo of the hole that shows just a couple of inches of concrete above a dark, empty space with no visible support.

So it is true; New York SUCKS
Well that guy just became rich!
 

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Speaking as a professional cement mason, I'd say "WTF were you numbskulls thinking!?!??"

Speaking, not as a professional, but just as a layman with common sense who believes that gravity is not just a theory, I'd also say "WTF were you numbskulls thinking!?!??"

That is definitely not up to code.
 
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Well, if you didnt think New York was a rat hole, now you know.



A Bronx man wound up in the hospital Saturday after the concrete collapsed beneath his feet, sending him tumbling into a decrepit basement -- where he encountered a mischief of rats, according to local reports.
He was waiting at a bus stop in the Belmont neighborhood when video shows the ground giving out beneath him, sending him tumbling between 12 and 15 feet underground.
NBC New York identified the victim as 33-year-old Leonard Shoulders.
“He was just standing and the sidewalk just -- It was like a suction,” his mother, Cindy White, told the station. “Like a sinkhole. He just went down.”
Then it got worse.
White told the outlet her son was afraid to call for help because he didn’t want to open his mouth around the rush of rats below. But bystanders could see him and alerted authorities.


Rescuers removed him from the pit about 30 minutes later, and he was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital across the street, where he was stable, according to CBS New York.
His brother, Greg White, told the New York Daily News that the injuries included a broken arm, broken leg and a scraped face.
The paper also published a photo of the hole that shows just a couple of inches of concrete above a dark, empty space with no visible support.

So it is true; New York SUCKS
That is all through that city. All underneath the cities are tunnels filled with rats.
NYC is a sanctuary city for rats.

 

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Well, if you didnt think New York was a rat hole, now you know.



A Bronx man wound up in the hospital Saturday after the concrete collapsed beneath his feet, sending him tumbling into a decrepit basement -- where he encountered a mischief of rats, according to local reports.
He was waiting at a bus stop in the Belmont neighborhood when video shows the ground giving out beneath him, sending him tumbling between 12 and 15 feet underground.
NBC New York identified the victim as 33-year-old Leonard Shoulders.
“He was just standing and the sidewalk just -- It was like a suction,” his mother, Cindy White, told the station. “Like a sinkhole. He just went down.”
Then it got worse.
White told the outlet her son was afraid to call for help because he didn’t want to open his mouth around the rush of rats below. But bystanders could see him and alerted authorities.


Rescuers removed him from the pit about 30 minutes later, and he was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital across the street, where he was stable, according to CBS New York.
His brother, Greg White, told the New York Daily News that the injuries included a broken arm, broken leg and a scraped face.
The paper also published a photo of the hole that shows just a couple of inches of concrete above a dark, empty space with no visible support.

So it is true; New York SUCKS
That is all through that city. All underneath the cities are tunnels filled with rats.
NYC is a sanctuary city for rats.

Vermin actually have two sanctuaries. New York and..............................

 

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Well, if you didnt think New York was a rat hole, now you know.



A Bronx man wound up in the hospital Saturday after the concrete collapsed beneath his feet, sending him tumbling into a decrepit basement -- where he encountered a mischief of rats, according to local reports.
He was waiting at a bus stop in the Belmont neighborhood when video shows the ground giving out beneath him, sending him tumbling between 12 and 15 feet underground.
NBC New York identified the victim as 33-year-old Leonard Shoulders.
“He was just standing and the sidewalk just -- It was like a suction,” his mother, Cindy White, told the station. “Like a sinkhole. He just went down.”
Then it got worse.
White told the outlet her son was afraid to call for help because he didn’t want to open his mouth around the rush of rats below. But bystanders could see him and alerted authorities.


Rescuers removed him from the pit about 30 minutes later, and he was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital across the street, where he was stable, according to CBS New York.
His brother, Greg White, told the New York Daily News that the injuries included a broken arm, broken leg and a scraped face.
The paper also published a photo of the hole that shows just a couple of inches of concrete above a dark, empty space with no visible support.

So it is true; New York SUCKS
Are you sure this story isn't from a Stephen King novel?
 

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Rattiest cities are run by Democrats. Why is this no surprise?

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That's true and it brings me to two observations. One, if it were a Republican run city the sidewalk wouldn't have caved in because it would have been maintained. And two, if it did cave in by a freak accident, the guy would have fallen into a pit filled with something nice like kittens or puppies. Rats are a Democrat thing. Stick with Trumpy
 

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Well, if you didnt think New York was a rat hole, now you know.



A Bronx man wound up in the hospital Saturday after the concrete collapsed beneath his feet, sending him tumbling into a decrepit basement -- where he encountered a mischief of rats, according to local reports.
He was waiting at a bus stop in the Belmont neighborhood when video shows the ground giving out beneath him, sending him tumbling between 12 and 15 feet underground.
NBC New York identified the victim as 33-year-old Leonard Shoulders.
“He was just standing and the sidewalk just -- It was like a suction,” his mother, Cindy White, told the station. “Like a sinkhole. He just went down.”
Then it got worse.
White told the outlet her son was afraid to call for help because he didn’t want to open his mouth around the rush of rats below. But bystanders could see him and alerted authorities.


Rescuers removed him from the pit about 30 minutes later, and he was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital across the street, where he was stable, according to CBS New York.
His brother, Greg White, told the New York Daily News that the injuries included a broken arm, broken leg and a scraped face.
The paper also published a photo of the hole that shows just a couple of inches of concrete above a dark, empty space with no visible support.

So it is true; New York SUCKS
That is all through that city. All underneath the cities are tunnels filled with rats.
NYC is a sanctuary city for rats.

Vermin actually have two sanctuaries. New York and..............................

My GI doc nicknamed her colonoscope "Lemmiwinks".

That's exactly what it said in parenthesis in my "after visit summary and discharge instructions" paperwork that the hospital nurse gave to me after I woke up in the recovery room.

INSTRUMENT: Olympus PCF-H190 AL flexible Colonoscope (Lemmiwinks).

And apparently Lemmiwinks was wearing a GoPro, because I got pics.
 
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Rattiest cities are run by Democrats. Why is this no surprise?

Ghetto Fabulous!
That's true and it brings me to two observations. One, if it were a Republican run city the sidewalk wouldn't have caved in because it would have been maintained. And two, if it did cave in by a freak accident, the guy would have fallen into a pit filled with something nice like kittens or puppies. Rats are a Democrat thing. Stick with Trumpy
I guess they never heard of rebar,'
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Rattiest cities are run by Democrats. Why is this no surprise?

Ghetto Fabulous!
That's true and it brings me to two observations. One, if it were a Republican run city the sidewalk wouldn't have caved in because it would have been maintained. And two, if it did cave in by a freak accident, the guy would have fallen into a pit filled with something nice like kittens or puppies. Rats are a Democrat thing. Stick with Trumpy
I guess they never heard of rebar,'
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DiBlasio spent the rebar money on a new pair of designer BLM sneakers, or something like that.
 

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Speaking as a professional cement mason, I'd say "WTF were you numbskulls thinking!?!??"

Speaking, not as a professional, but just as a layman with common sense who believes that gravity is not just a theory, I'd also say "WTF were you numbskulls thinking!?!??"

That is definitely not up to code.
Shit. What code would that be?? NY City doesn't seem to have a code and I'd bet that's not the first side walk or road that fell into a pile of rats.
 

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Well, if you didnt think New York was a rat hole, now you know.



A Bronx man wound up in the hospital Saturday after the concrete collapsed beneath his feet, sending him tumbling into a decrepit basement -- where he encountered a mischief of rats, according to local reports.
He was waiting at a bus stop in the Belmont neighborhood when video shows the ground giving out beneath him, sending him tumbling between 12 and 15 feet underground.
NBC New York identified the victim as 33-year-old Leonard Shoulders.
“He was just standing and the sidewalk just -- It was like a suction,” his mother, Cindy White, told the station. “Like a sinkhole. He just went down.”
Then it got worse.
White told the outlet her son was afraid to call for help because he didn’t want to open his mouth around the rush of rats below. But bystanders could see him and alerted authorities.


Rescuers removed him from the pit about 30 minutes later, and he was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital across the street, where he was stable, according to CBS New York.
His brother, Greg White, told the New York Daily News that the injuries included a broken arm, broken leg and a scraped face.
The paper also published a photo of the hole that shows just a couple of inches of concrete above a dark, empty space with no visible support.

So it is true; New York SUCKS
I hope the guy sues the jackass Di Blasio.
 

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NYC has had a rat problem for over a Century...if this is news to anyone, step up your Worldliness. It's caused by Capitalist living on top of one another to remain near the Source. The source of jobs, the money.
 

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